The Butchart Chronicles : March 24, 2017

2017 Gallery Opening


April 1st
9:00 am


April 1 & 2nd
Noon - 3:00pm

Gallery Opening April 1, 2017

Featured Artist:  Alanna Sparanese



Vancouver Island is a constant source of inspiration for our featured artist during opening weekend at The Gallery.  Alanna is a self-taught artist inspired by the inherent beauty of the natural world, Alanna is drawn to the extraordinary in the ordinary.  “My artwork aims to reveal the beautiful in the everyday, the strength in the fragile, the perfection in the imperfection, and the connection between the human spirit and the natural world”.

Working with the encaustic medium and incorporating mixed media, she captures feeling and emotion on canvas, reflected in luminous layers and enticing textures.  Finding the medium both exciting and versatile to work with, Alanna uses various elements of interest; collage, transfer, photographs, drawings and written material.  Oil paints, dry pigments and oils sticks are used to create the desired colour palette of choice and from there her vision is transformed with molten layers of pigmented wax to give a luscious depth and transparent luminosity to her pieces. 
See Alanna at work during her demonstrations at The Gallery on opening weekend.

Alanna Sparanese demonstrations from 12-3pm on April 1st & 2nd.